May 29, 2010

Perfect game.

Roy Halladay.

30 comments:

Seven Machos said...

Dallas Braden has a cooler name. And his Grandma told A-Rod to "stick it."

AJ Lynch said...

"Doc" Halladay is his nickname. That's pretty cool. I guessed there had only been 25 perfectos ever- I wasn't far off.

Go Phils!

Mark O said...

Did Obama take credit yet?

Prosecutorial Indiscretion said...

The last time we saw two perfect games in the same month in the majors was June 1880, and the involved teams were Worcestor, Providence, Buffalo, and Cleveland.

lewsar said...

@mark o: has anybody blamed bush yet?

AJ Lynch said...

PI:

You saw those games?? Give me some of whatever you eat and drink! :)

Lem said...

Wouldn't a perfect game be 27 pitches 27 outs?

Just saying ;)

Daniel said...

No, Lem, that's crazy. It would be 81 pitches, 27 strikeouts. And Brendan Frasier did it.

Lem said...

I think Joe West would disagree. 81 pitches its just too long for him.

After a series in which two nine-inning games topped the 3-hour-45-minute mark, umpire Joe West criticized the Red Sox and Yankees for their pace of play in yesterday’s Bergen Record, calling the problem “pathetic and embarrassing.’’

“They’re the two clubs that don’t try to pick up the pace,’’ said West, the crew chief. “They’re two of the best teams in baseball. Why are they playing the slowest? It’s pathetic and embarrassing. They take too long to play.’’

RuyDiaz said...

Against the Marlins...

...son of a *%&@$%...

Bob_R said...

Go Phillies! Unfortunately, the way they have been hitting this week, they need a perfect game to win.

campy said...

No one will ever top Harvey Haddix's performance in May '59 ...

traditionalguy said...

It was one win on one night, and the Braves are still stalking these Perfect Philadelphians game for game.

AllenS said...

Sometimes there isn't much to celebrate, but these last two games that the Brewers played were very exciting. Go Brew Crew!

traditionalguy said...

The Braves are not a dull 27 straight outs type of team. In Atlanta the strategy is to first get behind early by 3 or 4 runs and then win it in the last two inninngs. Never a dull moment around here.

TheGiantPeach said...

I've never even seen a no-hitter, much less a perfect game. But I saw something which is even rarer than a perfect game, although it doesn't seem like it should be that rare. I saw a player (it was Nomar Garciaparra) hit two grand slams in one game.

The Crack Emcee said...

Doc Ellis pitched a perfect game - on two tabs of acid - and I still can't decide whether that's an amazing accomplishment or the stupidest shit I've ever heard.

campy said...

Doc Ellis pitched a perfect game

No, he walked eight that day.

Still amazing, just not perfect.

AJ Lynch said...

This reminds me - Bissage was a Phillies fan.

EDH said...

Perfect?

I heard he got a B- in torts.

Fred4Pres said...

It is due to Obama batting.

Then again, his pitching sucks too.

Fred4Pres said...

EDH, what did Kagan get in ConLaw? Because under Kagan they don't require it any more at Harvard. Students there should expand their sources of the law, not worry about that moldy old Constitution.

That seems like a slow pitch softball for the GOP when the hearings start.

Anne Freedman said...

I've got to assume this is Meade's influence. Didn't you use to be a baseball -- or all sports -- agnostic?

EDH said...

F4P,

I didn't know about that change to the required courses under Kagan, and I agree that's pretty damning. I'd like to hear her thinking behind that decision.

They posted Kagan's full HLS transcript.

Ann Althouse said...

"I've got to assume this is Meade's influence. Didn't you use to be a baseball -- or all sports -- agnostic?"

I've got 71 posts with the tag baseball, the earliest one being May 2006. Meade does not enter the Althouse real-world reality until January 2009.

Meade and I don't watch baseball games. I have hung out on the computer while he watches basketball or football, but I'm not seeing any baseball around here. I think he notes the scores of Reds games.

Meanwhile, I remember my father and grandfather watching Phillies games together. We lived in Delaware.

Mick said...

I was there. History, 20th perfect game ever.

AJ Lynch said...

Come to think of it Althouse, the Phils owner back then was a Delawarean named Bob Carpenter. His son Ruly took over the team and still owned it,I think, when they won the Series in 1980.

[some admittedly useless trivia]

Ann Althouse said...

"Back then" for me was the 1950s and 60s.

AJ Lynch said...

Right, that is when the Carpenters were the owners.

TheGiantPeach said...

I once met a guy in Washington who worked in Jim Bunning's office. This was quite a few years ago, when Bunning was still in the House. I asked him if his boss ever talked about his perfect game. And he gaved me a strange look. "I work for Jim Bunning.... the Congressman," he said condescendingly. He had absolutely no idea what Bunning had done prior to entering politics.